VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that its subsidiary, AMSEC LLC, has received the 2010 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. The award was made by the U.S. Defense Security Service (DSS) for the AMSEC facility in Virginia Beach, Va. The award recognizes industrial security excellence and is the highest honor a company can receive for excellence in the handling of classified information.
"The Cogswell Award is the ultimate security distinction for defense contractors and we are very proud to be recognized by the Defense Security Service," said Harris Leonard, vice president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and president of AMSEC Operations. "This achievement affirms AMSEC's commitment to the principles of industrial security excellence in support of our customers and providing leadership to other cleared facilities to set a higher standard for security."
AMSEC's Virginia Beach site was one of nine facilities selected from over 13,000 defense contractor sites to receive the Cogswell Award. AMSEC received the honor last week at the annual training seminar of the National Classification Management Society in Reno, Nev.
AMSEC LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman's Shipbuilding sector, is a full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services to the U.S. Navy and maritime industry.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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